Voice Journaling - Use Your Voice to Journal When You Are on the Go

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Voice Journaling
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Something I have noticed for myself is that I love to journal, but after a full day of sitting on my behind, at my desk, or on my meditation cushion, I’m ready for a change of pace. That’s why Voice Journaling is the key here.

It’s not just that I want to go for a walk, because that isn’t enough. I want to vent, I want to grumble, complain, and moan, I want to whine, and bitch. Yes, I want to journal, but I don’t want to sit anymore.

I have figured that creating voice memos (on the iPhone) or voice notes is a great way of doing this. 

Whenever I am ready to go for a walk, I pick up my phone, my house keys, and go for a walk, with my headphones on. As I walk, stuff comes up that I want to speak to myself about. Things that I want to vent about or to untangle in my mind.

I walk and talk. And the more I talk, the less confused I feel. Eventually, after a 20–30 minute walk, I’m clear-minded again.

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Want to Learn More About How to Do a Liver Flush?

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I have a lot to say on this subject of liver flush and the wisdom and glory of Andreas Moritz for sharing this great natural health treatment with us. He is no more in the world, but his legacy lives on in the world.

I first heard about liver flushes in August 2019 from a friend, who offered me that suggestion when I complained about frequent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).

I wasn’t even sexually active then, and I was still getting them frequently, which made me think that something was wrong with my kidneys.

She said that she had read this book by Andreas Moritz that said that liver flushes could help prevent frequent UTIs.

Hmm, I had no idea what liver flushes were, but I was still pretty closed off at that point. I wasn’t open enough to the idea of doing something so drastic with my body, even if it was natural.

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Why Did the Universe Decide My Place Was Here in Toronto Right Now?

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The ways of the universe are mysterious enough that puny humans like us don’t get it. I’m sure that’s true all the time, but especially right now, it seems particularly poignant. I’m speaking about lessons here.

When I first traveled back to Toronto from Thailand (which is like my first home), I didn’t think that I would still be in Toronto 8 months later, due to the pandemic and travel ban in the world.

I thought I would stay for a few months, five or six at most, and then skedaddle my way back to Chiang Mai, where I live most of the year.

The universe had other plans.

I was not the only one the universe had alternate plans for. Many of my friends from Chiang Mai, who had left there to go back to their home countries, were stuck there now.

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Why Is Delegating Tasks to Someone So Nerve-Wracking?

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I have hired someone to help me with some of the tasks I do on a daily basis, and I am freaking out, in a good way. Well, it’s my first time delegating tasks, which is a great thing, because it means I’m doing well.

But it’s also my first time hiring someone because I am a control freak. Well, I am not that bad. I’m pretty nice actually. I like to believe that I am nice. I also have high standards. And I hold myself to those high standards.

This means that I have a hard time trusting someone else to do the same job as I have done. This is silly because there are lots of people out there, who can do a much better job of things than I can.

A million times better.

And that’s what I am noticing with this new hire.

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The Pandemic 2020 Is a Spiritual Test – Are You Thriving or Surviving?

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It’s easy to believe that if you are going through a difficult situation that it’s an excuse for you to put your legs up, watch Netflix for days on end, and not do anything productive at all. Pandemic 2020 has shown us that.

A day or two of this is acceptable. Even a week. But I have noticed many of my friends behaving as if the end of the world is here, and they have battened down the hatches to get ready to die.

They are passing their time as if it’s only a matter of time before they are done for.

Is that the best approach to this spiritual test that we are undergoing right now? I have an opinion on this that I will share below. Read on to see what it is.

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Archetypes Narrative And The Jungian Shadow

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Introduction

In this article, my aim is to demonstrate the abstraction of our cultural (archetypes) narrative from the human experience and vice versa. How our stories are reflections of our journey through life and how they are encoded into the structure of the psyche.

I will draw heavily on the concept of The Heroes Journey as put forward by Joseph Campbell in his 1949 book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. I will also use Mythology, Religion and Jungian Psychology to demonstrate their consilience and relationship to our experiences as human beings.

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Why Do I Think I Will Change If I Don’t Work At It?

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Is change without effort possible? Of course not, but then why do we believe that it is.

Recently, my goal has been to change the way I do my yoga practice in the morning. Normally, what I do is I do a half-assed job of practicing. I am standing there, in a yoga pose, in an asana, and completely not focused on what I am doing. My body is in the pose, in the asana, in the correct posture. But my mind is far far away, in a land not even in the same dimension.

That’s really the worst way to do a yoga pose, because there’s really no awareness or attention there, and it would be the same as not even doing the pose at all. All of the benefits of the pose are negated, because I am spending all of my time thinking about the recent thing that happened to me, negative and terrible thing, I should add, and how I am going to bash that negative thing to the ground, by saying this or doing that.

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A Brief Introduction To The MBTI Cognitive Functions by Cat Sawyer

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This is a guest post written by Cat Sawyer – I consider her one of the foremost experts in cognitive functions, as labeled by me.

In this Introduction to Cognitive Functions, my aim is to give you a basic understanding of the eight Functions, how they are ordered inside a personality type and how they manifest in the behavioural traits.

I won’t overload you with a breakdown of all the sixteen types. However, I will use a few, particularly the INFJ personality type, to illustrate how this system works. As an introduction to Cognitive Functions, I am assuming that most of the audience here has a basic understanding of the MBTI. In that most of you have identified as INFJ personality type and are familiar with the dichotomies of introversion vs extroversion, etc and the list of typical personality traits of the INFJ as well as some understanding of other types.

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I Feel Like An Imposter – Everyone Else Seems To Know What They Are Doing

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Imposter Syndrome hits us all and it hurts us all. I hear over and over from my friends, and coaching clients, that they feel like they are the only ones in their circle who have no idea what they are doing with their lives. They are the only ones who are lost. The only ones who are searching. The only ones who are misspent. And the only ones who don’t have their shit together.

Everyone else they know is happy, well-adjusted, in a content relationship, loving their jobs, own a big house, and are steadily saving towards retirement.

They don’t understand what’s wrong with them that they can’t figure out this life business.

Why are they having such a hard time launching their adulthood?, they ask me. 

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